1121 posts • joined 13 Jan 2009
I know, I know... those were the times... Unfortunately, I left the geeky job and now there's nothing cool left except for the rare joy of hunting down some fraudsters.
Rosie, what you are saying is that 6% of your working hours actually are cool! I guess that's considerably above average :)
They want to get them while they still are girls and probably believe that both working in tech and cool are fiddling fondleslabs and goggling google glasses. You know, before realising the painstaking part that actual IT work is.
I absolutely agree, there should be more women in tech. But don't be fooled, cool it ain't, not for the vast majority.
Re: Call quality affected...
Apparently, after using this, call quality can really worsen, even more crackling.
Here, fixed that for you.
Exactly. Very delicious w/o snails!
Over the years I stuffed my foodhole with all kinds of weird stuff from critters all over the world (for the Daily Fail reader: even horse meat !) But escargots were the least desirable. And Brussels sprouts.
Re: of all the non-IT stories on this site..
I don't mind Caen (and indeed the snails) but please leave out Cherbourg and Le Havre - it's my usual choice of going back to Blighty.
Taste like chicken. Only worse. Then again, that was in Belgium - maybe the French ones are better? Probably not.
@AC, a few minutes ago
Never mind, neither of which I wanted to excel in. One of them, at least, I could if I felt need, but this being the comments' section, not so much.
How true! That's why it says Ball, singular and just enough (or too much already) to reproduce.
Wasn't Eadon an alter ego of one of the Reg hacks anyway?
On a completely unrelated note, can you legally get married before reaching drinking age? ;-)
I won't attend though since I can't stand beer.
Seriously, I'd be curious to see whether a bunch of commentards looks as nerdy as I'd expect ;-) but with 600 miles I'm just too far away. And I really can't stand beer.
That's all fine and well, but they kind of miss the point, which is my anger can kill you. So, FUCKING STOP TO FUCKING ANNOY ME, okay?
"...my wife doesn't think so..."
Maybe you should have gone for the assistant.
Re: I ain't a hipster then
"You get a needle stuck into each follicle and an electric current is applied. Has to be done for each individual hair."
Mike Smith, and why would you do that? Are you a ginger?
Wouldn't it be more efficient to mount an electrode to each side of the face and apply a suitably large voltage? Oh, there's brain in between. Never mind.
Isn't there a forum topic dedicated to that?
Re: Gut feeling? Not selfies, rather peeping.
jake, as a photographer I quite like the term "selfie" because it is used for self-snapshots taken with el cheapo camera, often in a mobile phone. Quite different from a self-portrait which is carefully set up with background, light, etc.
Re: Administrating a domain is a black art...
Couldn't agree more. But what do you do if the ones whose task is to administer the domain do not master the art at all? Can't burn all of them. I wish, but I really can't.
Getting old? Being out of touch?
Whatever, and maybe it's just me who doesn't know what Facetime, WeChat and Vkontakte are.
@He ain't Spartacus, get a braille device, ffs! Just kidding. But I do wonder how such would render El Reg's overloaded articles pages. Oh, maybe you DO use a braille device...
Seriously, I couldn't agree more with you.
7 days ago "timestamp"
Since very recently the comments don't display a time stamp anymore but an indication of how long ago it was posted. I much preferred the former timestamp because one could use it to refer to a specific post, e.g. "@AC GMT 01:43..."
Why the change?
Velv, some say it's a really stupid idea, others say it's French. Jarre’s logic is based on socialist ideology. Rather superimposing a new tax than being innovative.
"...has previously been associated with surviving in hand-to-hand combat, aggressiveness, self-perceived power, and CEO’s financial success"
So, in fact, what women want are sociopaths. Or sugar daddies.
Should I get my coat? Er no, not with my wide skull.
If I opt out...
Does that mean that they won't lose my data somewhere on a train with all the others?
Re: "... nobody wants to be colonel of a load of robot trucks."
I understand. But that's exactly one of the reasons why you aren't a colonel.
Re: Acid bathing of human cells?
Lars, what makes you believe that we (homo sapiens) fucked them (neanderthal)? Maybe they raped us!
Yes, I'm slightly twisting words for effect.
Are you into space alien porn?!
Apparently they did think of the children. The neanderthal children. Bummer.
Re: isn't there a name for this type of legal claim?
Barratry? Isn't that a medical condition? (I'm neither a lawyer nor a doc.)
Re: Reg Commentard surely?
Yeah, amanfrommars wants his fungus back.
Filing such a lawsuit is extraordinarily inexplicable, recklessly negligent, and bizarre. Stop it!
Re "It's a browser plugin? or certainly was last time I used it."
Posting anon because all your data is now out there?
They simply don't know in which haystack there might be a needle so they gather all the hay they can possibly get hold of. What's more, they are not even capable to distinguish between a twitch from hay and a sting from a needle.
Re: How on earth...
I'm purely guessing here. The idea was to call for tenders and then decide for the best submission. But no one at BBC had the slightest idea how to define the specifications for this DMI. So, they started with a call for tenders to write a call for tenders. And for this, of course, already some consultants were needed, likely some that were going to bid later on as well.
And this was just the start.
@AC 03:26 GMT
I thought he already stayed there in Solaris. Did they fool me and it was actually him coming back?!
Mine was the stay in a suite of a luxury hotel*. There were no other rooms available, honestly.
Lester, you surely need a new printer for your office and as far as I know, and surely you can confirm, this is the only printer available around the Iberian country side. And now that we all know how well El Reg is doing business, treasurer Caroline can hardly be against. The auditors however... ;)
*Expenses were not that much less than Lester's 3D printer.
Something for the...
Yes, it's weekend! Excellent Friday's read again - thank you, Alistair.
Pity there's no video. Anyway, the phonetard "walked off the pier into the icy waters of the bay...". But exactly how icy is Port Philip Bay mid December?
Re: Maintaining a straight path
"When half the pedestrian population is paying attention to their phone..."
Indeed. But paying attention to where you walk provides a better ability to fend of txting pedestrians, with elbows, arms, etc.
Maintaining a straight path
In a pedestrian environment my ability to maintain a straight path is usually hampered by other pedestrians. In other words, maintaining a straight path can and does lead to collisions - not even the look straight ahead and over their heads approach works anymore. Or did I miss something in the article?
Are you to science what Eadon is to operating systems?
Re negative matter
I completely agree that negative matter should never exist in our universe. Problem is, it's all too common. As a matter of (negative?) fact, right now part of it is sitting & talking in the office next door.
"I've been working on the theory that antigravity = antipasto"
And I thought that despite eating loads of antipasti you still kept suffering more and more under gravity.
You need prove? How do you think all the aliens came here? Presumably, they made of antimatter too, that's why we can't observe them anymore - they all went pop.
Re: Antimatter information that is newsworthy:
coldfuion, I don't care what you smoke*. Upvote for creativity!
*between the two of us, where do you get this stuff?
Re active-high circuits
Forget about traditional logic levels. I guess it would rather be a high active-low circuit.
Re "Lettuce seedling is somewhat a noisy wire"
But what kind of noise? White, pink, or rather green noise? Can it be used as random vegi number generator?
What you mean with 4D model? Would it be screaming and squiring?! Ugh
More peace on earth
Finally, there's a real business case for 3D printing!
Some are printing food, others printing babies. Merge. Print edible babies, body parts, whatever... overindulge in your passion and no one needs to wonder again why your neighbours keep disappearing.
Thumb up icon's kind of suitable, innit?
Two things I never wear while having sex
Socks and - guess what...
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